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Mar 7, 2011 3:30am EST
events sweeping the mid east mean for america's fragile economic economy, as gas prices spike around the country? and the budget battle in washington. >>> the latest proposal is unacceptable and it's indefensible. >>> the white house and republicans are far apart on how deeply to cut government spending. bu is there an opening to fix budget-busting programs like social security and medicare? i'll ask my exclusive guests this morning, white house chief of staff william daley. >>> and is the tea party creating division amongst republicans or laying the foundation for successful challenge for the president in 2012? we have the head of the tea party caucus in the house, republican from minnesota, michele bachmann. finally, politically analysis on the crisis in libya, the spending fight in washington and new moves of potential gop contenders for 2012. of with us, eugene robinson and columnist for the "new york times" and author of the new book, "the social animal," david times" and author of the new book, "the social animal," david brooks. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>>
NBC
Mar 6, 2011 12:00pm EST
cover, is america still number one? nobody knows, job growth is on the right path right now but if we don't cut the debt, will america's greatness end, and if we don't invest in education and research, will greatness end? decade after decade, we relearn that the american belief in our strength tends to be self sulfilling and presidents to speak to that faith in the future tend to lead there and those who speak to worry don't do as well. jimmy carter, 1979. >> the erosion of our confidence in the future is threatening to destroy the social and the political fabric of america. >> the 2012 race will test president obama's ability to inspire confidence, optimism in the future in the face of increasing global rivalries. there's a big partisan divide on this and nbc's last poll, 39% of democrats said the country's in decline, just 39%. but look at this jump. 58% of independents and 69% of republicans who live in the same country think we're in decline. rick, big differential there. how will this play out as we pick another president or keep this one? >> part of what makes us great, chris, i
NBC
Mar 18, 2011 4:30am EDT
early today in america. in hawaii, a store security camera captured another example of the strength of last week's tsunami. powerful waves crashed through the glass windows of a clothing store. the shop owner had only been open for six months. fortunately she has insurance that will help cover the damage. >>> in ohio, cascading rocks made driving conditions very dangerous along one road in the eastern part of the state. this was the third rockslide in a week, forcing officials to shutdown traffic in both directions. cleanup crews have a big job ahead of them, but are being kept away until the hillside is stable. >>> finally, in florida, it may have been the luck of the irish or a large appetite that earned one man the fastest eater title at the annual corn beef sandwich eating contest. a crowd of 200 watched as competitors chowed down in ten minutes. the winner, zoe chestnut, you know him, right? downed 14 1/2 sandwiches taking home ads 12,500 check. somehow hot dogs is more appetizing than corn beef sandwiches. i don't know how that's possible. >>> now for a look at your national and
NBC
Mar 11, 2011 12:35am EST
shows that 50% of america's dogs and cats are overweight. in fact, the other day when a mouse ran across my apartment, my cat just said, "i really shouldn't." [ laughter ] i don't know what to make of this. this is a new service called "text boyfriend" that sends loving texts to single women. [ light laughter ] yeah. experts say it's the second-best electronic service available for single women. [ laughter and applause ] i don't get it. >> steve: i don't get it. >> jimmy: i don't get it. >> steve: oh no, you didn't. [ light laughter ] ♪ ♪ >> jimmy: holster it up. >> steve: you holstered it. >> jimmy: yeah, i had to holster that. finally, this is insane. a man in oklahoma was arrested for putting a chainsaw down his pants at a hardware store. in fact, it's already inspired a new movie, "testes chainsaw massacre." ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you. we have a wonderful show. [ cheers and applause ] what a great crowd. we have a great 400th show tonight. from "jersey shore," a super fun and hilari
NBC
Mar 31, 2011 6:30pm EDT
turned up in america's milk supply. trace amounts of radioactive iodine 131 found in samples taken from california on march 28th and washington state on march 25th. but levels so low the epa says a sample taken from spokane would have to be 5,000 times higher to reach levels at which the fda would intervene. >> for parents out there, this is a speck of dust. you should not worry about it. the worry itself will be far worse than the dust of radiation we're talking about. >> reporter: the radiation most likely blew in from japan, fell over the countryside and was consumed by cows. still, despite the assurances, some skeptical parents are concerned. >> when they tell me not to worry anything, i probably comp. you can't really trust anything these days. >> reporter: earlier this week the epa reported it had found very low levels of radiation in the air over hawaii, alaska, california, washington state, idaho, nevada, even alabama. but it urged americans to keep it all in context saying, quote, radiation is all around us in our daily lives and these findings are a minuscule amount compa
NBC
Mar 31, 2011 3:05am EDT
outburst on "good morning america," but he's been given an opportunity perform on next week's "dancing with the stars." it just goes to prove that old saying, "when god closes one door, he smashes a window." [ laughter ] i just saw this, president obama is cutting his trip to latin america short by a few hours because of the situation in libya. so, to everyone who said obama didn't care about libya, you're wrong. he cares three hours worth. [ light laughter ] hey, it's opening week for major league soccer. [ cheers and applause ] it's a lot -- it's a lot like march madness, only the sweet sixteen refers to the number of people who watch each game. [ laughter ] it's exciting. hey, this is sad, sad news, you guys. knut, the world famous polar bear at that zoo in germany, passed away this week. [ audience aws ] when asked how he died, sarah palin said, "natural causes." [ laughter ] [ scattered applause ] knut -- knut the polar bear will be stuffed and displayed at berlin's natural history museum so that people can continue to see him. that's really touching. that's exactly what we did with gr
NBC
Mar 22, 2011 11:00pm EDT
, president obama continues his trip in south america, angering conservatives at home. >> he is in brazil, and south america, kicking soccer balls with little boys instead of being back here in washington, d.c. as our commander-in-chief. >> the blood of americans is on gaddafi's hands because we know he was responsible. he should be removed from power. >> senator mccain is one of those focused on getting gaddafi added power. >> in carroll -- a carroll county marine is the list tragedy in afghanistan. he died sunday. we spoke with his family today. >> outside his parents' home in carroll county, an american flag waved proudly in the sun. inside, there is a wall covered with family pictures. lachowski as a matt chodkowsk baby. >> he really loved playing baseball. every year, he was so excited to do that. he really was. >> >he always said that, if he was to die, he wanted to die in combat. and he did. i miss him very much. >> the staff sergnt was described as a marine's marine. he had won many awards and, more importantly, he had won the respect and love of his men -- of his fellow marines.
NBC
Mar 26, 2011 6:30pm EDT
democratic candidate for vice president. >> america is the land where dreams can come true for all of us. >> reporter: geraldine ferraro became walter mondale's runningmate in 1984. >> vice president, it has such a nice ring to it. >> this is an exciting choice. >> reporter: what time labeled an historic choice, sudden thing for the new york congresswoman, daughter of an italian immigrant. >> i was a teacher, a prosecutor, spent six years in congress. i no the issues. >> pressed on her toughness. >> could you push the nuclear button? >> i can do whatever it is necessary in order to protect the security of this country. >> including that? >> yeah. >> reporter: gender became an issue and ferraro fought back. >> let me help you with the difference, ms. ferraro between iran and the embassy in lebanon. >> let me say first of all, i almost resent, vice president your patronizing attitude that you have to teach me about foreign policy. >> reporter: a landslide defeat that november when president reagan and vice president bush won re-election, and there were personal set backs. married more t
NBC
Mar 21, 2011 4:30am EDT
stories making news "early today" in america. about california, and he is are could you team was called in to save four people from a submerged car. the rescue was set if motion after the driver attempted to cross a creek bed and became stuck. the first kay of spring hit southern california with heavy pounding rain and high winds. the car's occupants were all rescued without injury. >>> in arkansas, a train derailment has led to the death of a motorist. the driver was waiting at a track crossing when one of the five derailed cars landed on top of the vehicle crushing it. investigators worked throughout the might to determine what caused the derailment. >>> and finally, in new york dozens of men took a little more than off the top at the top of the annual event. the group ordered up buzz cuts and clean shaves to raise money for children battling cancer. the event was a success raising more than $30,000. but its also gave the men a chance to show solidarity with children who lose their hair during chemotherapy. great event there. >>> well, now a look at your national and reenlgle gional we h
NBC
Mar 20, 2011 11:00am EDT
about balancing america's budget, or is this actually a debate just about cutting spending which is the political hot button and what republicans have campaigned on because if it's about cutting spending, there is no advantage to the president sticking out his neck on this one. chris: reagan tried to cut it all the time and never was. norah, the question that comes to us is this, two-thirds of the american people say don't raise the retirement age. it's right now 66. it's going up to 67 by the year 2025. you and i were talking earlier, it may go up at the end of the adventure to 69 and that scares people but enough to say don't do it. >> well, there is reportedly a split in the white house between the political team that says don't touch it and the economic team that says you have to touch it. chris: gene sperling and geithner say cut it. >> the political people say don't do this, certainly during election. president in his state-of-the-union address said we have to tackle entitle wanted, he proposed and put forward. he came out with the proposal to raise the retirement age and soci
NBC
Mar 3, 2011 6:30pm EST
fighting against drug smugglers. >>> amica at the crossroads. tonight why america's losing some of the best and brightest and how to keep them here. >>> and tired of it all. alarming news about a problem that impairs our economy, our health, our jobs, actually puts us in danger. health, our jobs, actually puts us in danger. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the president of the united states is now on record. the longtime leader of libya needs to leave and change must come now to libya. this is how the president put it at the white house today. >> let me just be very unambiguous about this. colonel gadhafi needs to step down from power and leave. that is good for his country. it is good for his people. it's the right thing to do. >> of course, that brings us to the question of how to do that, how to finish what the libyan uprising has started. there's more support growing for a so-called no-fly zone, but the defense secretary is warning americans that would mean a u.s. air attack on libya first. moammar gad hafi has lost cont
NBC
Mar 17, 2011 12:00pm EDT
-- professionals in central and south america, and caribbean, to help thousands in need. part of the mission is building relationships with country before disaster strikes. >> knowing that you are going to heal and provide comfort, it is hard to put into words, but it is gratifying just seeing the look in their face. knowing that they have good care and they have no worries. >> as of now, the comfort is not good will to be deployed to japan. a man is under arrest after a narcotics bust in glen burnie. thomas satyr field faces charges of possession with intent to distribute. police say detectives executed a warrant and discovered 200 grams of marijuana, 97 ecstasy and ocsla code on palace, a handgun, and nearly six to $300 in cash in his home. police arrest a man they say attack his mother and then set her home on fire. jordan jenkins choked his mother until she passed out. then he said her clothing and bedroom on fire. in criticaled condition with burns to her face and arms. jenkins faces several charges including murder. stephanie rawlings blank faces charges on funding issues at jo
NBC
Mar 8, 2011 4:30am EST
for punish. >>> now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. in florida, a mother took matters into her own hands when she slapped a child for allegedly hitting her daughter. she said she was defending her child when she boarded the bus to confront the boy. police did not agree with her method of mediation. she's been arrested and charged with child abuse. >>> in kentucky, one child is lucky to be alive after an suv crashed into her home knocking the sleeping baby and the crib into her wall. the crash horrified her parents. she was pulled from the debris wrapped in a blanket miraculously with only a scratch. >>> in connecticut, heavy rain and melting snow combined to cause major flooding in the western part of the state. rising waters turned streets into raging rivers that swallowed up cars and forced evacuations in some areas. emergency crews are on stand by for additional flooding. >>> and finally, in california, one recently popular animated film was recreated without any movie magic. a house weighing 1 ton the toon the flight with the aid of only 300
NBC
Mar 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
supply the demand america has for its cars and parts. we are learning this is not just a japanese car problem. whether it is nissan, korea, honda or beyond, the store is -- the story is similar for japanese car dealers leigh baltimore. >> right now there's a pretty good availability. the production from 90 days and beyond that is the big question. >> since the tsunami, many automotive factories have shut down production for at least into next week. hybrid models are made in japan and the salesman here just learned the plant that makes the fuel-efficient cars was wiped out. adding to the supply issues that high gas prices have helped create. >> it will get to the point where we have to order them and wait several months for them to come in. >> the majority of models are made at u.s. plants due to a delay getting parts that come from japan. >> everyone has questions about how japan is going to impact the american market. we don't know. as of right now, we are ready to do business. >> from buying cars to repairing them, body shop and car owners will feel the impact. >> right now, the big
NBC
Mar 3, 2011 12:00pm EST
talk about the series premiere of america's next great restaurant. >> it is a little cold. in the fall forecast is just ahead. it is only 33 degrees so far. >> high pressure is sitting just to our north. cold air, dry air, though it is sunny out there. to the west is a weather system. at the moment, it is trying to run into the high pressure. we are in great shape for a while. the minute this goes away, the stuff out west comes in. let's look at some of these cold temperatures. annapolis, 30, 32, cambridge. it is just above freezing in parton. it is in the upper 20 posole in oakland. everyone is in the same -- the in oakland. everyone is in the same cool conditions. you can see these streamers in the clouds. that is the cold air coming out of the north. here is that area of high pressure. there is a low pressure system spinning over the maritime provinces of canada. part of the disturbance out in the west reaches into the mountains. this will eventually soak us down for the weekend. it will warm us up too. today, 38-43 for the high. north-northwest winds at 10-15. it is only 32 no
NBC
Mar 22, 2011 6:30pm EDT
, big news tonight for some of the largest cities in america, and what it says about all of us. >>> and making a difference. a woman on a mission to fight the battle of the bulge, one entire town at a time. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, with cruise missiles, moammar gadhafi has not only survived any of the strikes that might have landed near him, tonight he appeared on libyan tv in front of a crowd of supporters in tripoli, vowing to be victorious in the end. the u.s. lost a jet there today, an older fighter jet, mechanical failure, they say, and not a shootdown. both pilots are okay. but it could have ended much differently. and in the beginning stages still of this so far u.s.-led attack, a lot of people are wondering how this ends. we begin tonight with our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski. jim, good evening? >> reporter: good evening. for american air crews, this is about as tense as it gets. it took more than 12 hours to safely recover both of the downed rmen. what's left of the american fighter jet was sc
NBC
Mar 26, 2011 1:30pm EDT
institute of america. >> so many recipes call for sugar, but as we all know, sugar isn't really good for us. so in recipes that call for sugar, you can substitute honey instead. you'll just need to use about half as much. and of course, you should always taste as you go. because you can't take anything away once you've put it in. at the culinary institute of america, for "teen kids news," i'm emily. >>> there is no end to the great ways to spend time online. here's another click this! >> studies show that kids know little about money. this website is out to change that. themint.org gives tips and tools. you can learn how to earn, save, invest, and even spend money wisely to help prepare for your financial future. the mint also has interactive activities. for example, a calculator that figures out when you'll be a millionaire. with this website, you'll learn it makes sense to save your cents. >>> all right, young america, what's your opinion? we'll find out in "speak of the week." >> it can seem like high school lasts forever, but have you considered what you're doing afterwards? for
NBC
Mar 7, 2011 4:30am EST
something. that may include tapping america's strategic oil reserve to help bring down prices. >> we're looking at the options. the issue of the reserves is one we're considering. it is something that only is done and has been done on very rare occasions. >> reporter: pump prices are topping $4 in some areas. we've all seen the cause. the unrest and upheaval rippling through libya and the middle east. it's threatening to increase the cost of everything, from food to air travel. and that's bad news for the economy. the last time prices spiked like this, the answer seemed simple. >> drill, baby, drill. >> reporter: but even drilling proponents realize energy is a long term problem. >> i'm buying an electric car tomorrow and that's going to give me the patriotic pleasure of plugging in and not sending money overseas to people trying to blow us up. >> reporter: rising prices and anxiety that go far beyond the pumps. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> in libya, a tug of war is under way over several towns in a battle between opposition fighters and supporters of moammar gadhafi
NBC
Mar 6, 2011 6:00pm EST
may include tapping into america's strategic oil reserve to help bring down prices. >> there is the issue of the reserves is one considering. it has only been done in the very rare occasions. >> pump prices are topping $4 in some places. we have seen this cause the oppressed and the people going for libya and the middle east and we are all feeling the effects, the sudden surge of the pomp of. it is threatening to increase the cost of everything from food to air travel. that is bad news for the economy. the last time prices by like this the answer seemed simple. >> the drill baby, jerell -- drill baby, drill. >> i will buy an electric car tomorrow which will give me the pleasure of not sending money overseas to blow us up of. >> rise in prices and anxiety in that go far beyond the pomp. >> the have just hit their second biggest jump in the history second only to the aftermath of hurricane katrina in 2005. in washington, brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 years. >> you can compare local gas prices and calculate your mileage on our website, wbaltv.com. click on the consumer alert or to download o
NBC
Mar 1, 2011 4:30am EST
look at other stories making news early today in america. in tennessee, it was a one-two punch of mother nature's worst. a severe storm system caused flash flooding and destruction of homes. in one area, officials believe tornados ripped through, but the national weather service has not been able to confirm. in north carolina, an explosion of glass and metal was caught on a tape when a bus crashed into a boutique. the driver crossed through oncoming traffic and drove through sh rubbery. the driver has no memory of the accident. in florida, heavy winds and dry conditions are fueling a fast-moving wildfire. the blaze has forced officials to shut down and a road and is now threatening nearby communities. >>> finally, in iowa, a stretch of highway offered a spectacular show of wildlife. dozens of bald eagles could be seen perched on a tree and then tree after tree. some motorists pulled over to snap photos while others marvelled at the rare sighting that made a few of them come too a streeching halt. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is nbc meteorologist b
NBC
Mar 7, 2011 5:00pm EST
on but gulf coast. >> at that point we will be inflicting pain on real, it -- on middle america and low income families when it reaches $4 a gallon. >> no decision yet by the obama administration on of oil reserves or the no-fly zone and no sense that the white house is in a rush. >> the big story tonight, sorting out details of a violent weekend in >> in two of the incidents, the victims were trying to stop a crime from happening. barry simms is live in baltimore city police headquarters where the investigation continues. >> that high school student, ronald biggs, was planning to go to the olympics. the other victim was a business owner in southwest baltimore. violent confrontations on baltimore city streets. now 57-year-old business -- george marshall and 17-year-old ronald genser are both dead after trying to stop to violence situations -- ronald gibbs. >> the best thing to do is call 911 and we will get an officer to you as quickly as possible. said they heard commotion outside and he was trying to defend his sister. job, protectman's your sister. instead, he lost his life. >> i
NBC
Mar 15, 2011 12:35am EDT
things handed to you. this is the age of taking action. viagra. talk to your doctor. see if america's most prescribed e.d. treatment is right for you. [ male announcer ] build your better breakfast with all the flavors you choose. try an irresistible steak, egg & cheese, with toasty tomato or chipotle southwest sauce on tasty flatbread. only at subway! ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] unrestrained. unexpected. and unlike any hybrid you have ever known. ♪ introducing the most fuel-efficient luxury car available. ♪ the radically new, 42 mile per gallon ct hybrid from lexus. ♪ welcome to the darker side of green. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. oh, man, good to be back. i've had a great day, a great tomorrow. guys it's time to play a game that was listed as number seven on "games" magazine's list of hottest games of 2011. [ laughter ] that's right. it's time to do some "doll posin'." here we go. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: all right, everybody. check out my little friend right here. yeah. [ audience aws ] it's this tired little baby monkey -- just han
NBC
Mar 14, 2011 3:30am EDT
, we can't cut into our seed core. we can't cut into things that help america grow and create jobs like education or cancer research or food safety, things like that. and i think what you're finding, chuck, is you're going to find a turning point here. now that every democrat has rejected hr-1 and clearly doesn't have the votes to pass the senate, the ball shifts to speaker boehner. we've put some cuts on the table. we're willing to put more. but they have not said a single place where they would move off hr-1 and now it can't pass. so actually the action in the next week or two will occur behind-the-scenes. speaker boehner will have to meet with this e78s freshman republicans. some said they won't bouj. if he won't he may have to make a coalition with the democrats in the house. hr-1 can't pass. we're willing to be reasonable and meet in the middle as long as it doesn't cut the kinds of things that help america grow. the american people gave us two missions cut unnecessary programs but grow the economy and create jobs. we think we can do both. hr-1 only focus one. >> we're in our
NBC
Mar 20, 2011 10:00am EDT
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Mar 25, 2011 6:00am EDT
high on thick texas toast. wrap your hands around one at dunkin'. america runs on dunkin'. grab a big breakfast with the new big n' toasty sandwich from dunkin' donuts. >> welcome back. harford county fire fighters have their hands full this point battling a blaze in joppa. flames engulfed the home and the blaze quickly escalated to three alarms. nobody was hurt. police are warning people to lock their windows and doors in the pasadena area. authorities are looking into three incidents in the area where we've been called in to report an intruder in their bedroom. it's a place at homes in centergate court and 204th streets. anyone with information is asked to call in toronto police. how young is too young for facebook? facebook and myspace require users to be at least 13, but there is no practical way to verify the ages. some people worry that this could be damaging to children's relationship and their brains. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what do you think is an appropriate age for a child to sign up for facebook, or other socia
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Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm EDT
his plan for the future of energy in america. >> we have had more than a week of below normal temperatures. see when we can expect more wet weather. >> here is a look at what we are looking on for 6:00. the trial began for a drunk driver that killed two people. the jockey club of maryland needs serious financial help. the state says they will get it under some restrictions. find out the stipulations of that new deal. those stories and muchuch says it isnt obama time to make america energy independent. we have more on that story. >> in north carolina and gas prices dealing discussed. >> pretty sad to see it going up so high. >> we will keep on being a victim until we finally get serious about a long-term policy for an affordable energy story. >> this -- the president laid out a two-pronged approach. >> while reducing dependence on oil for things like natural gas. >> over the next two years it will help entrepreneurs big ground for next-generation refineries. gulf oil spill leading to more restrictions and the crisis in japan. >> i am determined. >> a senate subcommittee wrestle
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Mar 6, 2011 5:00am EST
america oh, oh, oh >> a new study links -- blood pressure increases with each sugar drink per day. officials say adults who consume more than one sweet drink a day usually consume more calories and have more unhealthy diets overall. a recent study published in the british medical journal suggests a drink a day could lower your risk for heart disease. now a new study shows a drink or two could benefit your mind. 300 elderly adults studied for three years. researchers showed ad ults in this category were also likely to be in good physical health. >> a new study may lead to better treatment for heart attack patients. removed about 16% of the heart in a group of newborn mice, only to find their hearts completely regrew, but this only occurred in newborn mice. they hope studies will lead to clues in repairing damages heart tissue. >> if you are like a third of all americans you get less than seven hours of sleep a night and you may have trouble concentrating and driving. the c.d.c. found 35 people surveyed in 12 states found they slept less than seven hours on average. a national study
NBC
Mar 23, 2011 12:35am EDT
all reachable while he may come back early from this trip to south america, i think the command and control -- american people like to see the president in the white house. >> jimmy: but why is he there again? >> this was a trip that -- to have canceled this -- >> jimmy: it costs so much money. >> yeah, right. >> jimmy: he can't get a refund? come on? [ light laughter ] what is going down? he's making ncaa -- doing his brackets on espn. i'm like, "who is advising this man?" >> i think we've seen a little political 'tude coming out tonight. this is interesting. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: come on? a little -- >> i think this is interesting. i've never heard you go into this area before. >> jimmy: i don't usually do it, but i feel like -- i get upset. i go, "what --" i mean, i have better people advising me than the president does. >> actually, i've met your staff. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, you're right. >> just one thing to remember. every cruise missile, about like $1 million, 162 of those, think of what goes into launching each one. >> jimmy: sure, yeah, yeah. target selection, all o
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Mar 5, 2011 11:00pm EST
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Mar 27, 2011 2:30am EDT
america's number one financial news program, "the wall street journal report." now maria bartiromo. >> here is a look at what is making news as we head into a new week on wall street. all that glitters is not necessarily gold. commodity prices are on a tear, and investors and traders are piling into precious metals. and oil. silver hit a 31-year high this week, closing above $38 an ounce. gold touched a record high as well, above $14.40 an ounce on gold. oil prices settling above $105 a barrel during the week. prices have jumped 24% just since the middle of february when the unrest in libya began. the stock market has generally been shrugging off higher commodities prices, but thursday the dow was up for five of the last six trading sessions, including the best three-day spike since september. the markets continued to crime on friday. >>> more grim housing news. sales of previously owned homes fell sharply in february and prices are down to their lowest level in nine years. the decline was much more than what analysts were looking for. >>> at&t announcing it will pay $39 billion fo
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Mar 19, 2011 11:00pm EDT
, effectively making themselves human shields. while state tv told libyans that america and nato had bombed civilian areas in tripoli. >> obama is reiterating tonight that the mission is not led by the u.s. and the u.s. is not alone in the effort. >> the first rajah of missiles in the latest international effort to cut growing islands in libya. u.s. and british warships fired 114 tomahawk missiles and mobile targets in libya to try and crippled libyan leader muammar gaddafi antiaircraft weaponry. >> the whole notion is to create a more benign environment so the british and french fighter- bombers can get the end, established the no-fly zone. >> in response to gaddafi's defiance of u.n. orders to stop attacks on civilians, an action that president obama stressed is not a unilateral show of force. >> make no mistake. today we are part of a broad coalition. we are answering the calls of a threatened people and we are acting in the interest of the united states and the world. a coalition and commitment, secretary of state hillary clinton confirmed during a summit meeting in france. >> am
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Mar 5, 2011 6:30pm EST
, new york. >>> when nbc nightly news continues this saturday, america at the crossroads, from college campuses to the office. it's not what's missing, it's who's missing. >>> later, making a difference, how one artist who sees a big  picture is making kids' dreams come true. bonnie, turn up the volume. your baby sister has something to say. [ male announcer ] this intervention brought to you by niaspan. so now your doctor's talking about plaque building up in your arteries -- she called it coronary artery disease. you think that's something you can just stick in an email and that's the end of it? do you know me? look, bonnie. i know you've been exercising and eating a healthier diet. and that's great. but you wrote that your doctor also wants you on this cholesterol medicine -- niaspan. i know -- another pill. i get it, i do. but i am not taking no for an answer. [ male announcer ] if you have high cholesterol and coronary artery disease, and diet and exercise are not enough, niaspan, along with diet and a bile acid-binding resin, is fda-approved not only to slow down plaque
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Mar 19, 2011 1:00pm EDT
revlon top speed™ nail enamel. >> all right young america, what's your opinion? we'll find out in "speak of the week." >> if you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? >> i would probably want to go to the galapagos actually and um . i don't know. my sister went there it looks really, really cool like everywhere possible, so many places how could you choose? >> spain, just because i went there one summer i loved the food, i loved the culture, i loved being able to take a little siesta during the day, that definitely flows well with me! >> los angeles is a really fun city, or chicago. i would go to london because i've never been there and a lot of my camp counselors are from there. i'd love to visit them. >> i know where i'd like to go. wherever shia labouf is. for t/kn, i'm sam. >> this season we were invited to do some behind-the-scenes reporting on the new york yankees. here's this week's segment. >> tyler here with the field report. today we're getting a tour of yankee stadium with tony morante. let's go check it out. >> how's it going? tyler. >> good morning tyler. how ar
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Mar 15, 2011 6:30pm EDT
barrage of terrifying images coming out of japan continues to fuel fears on america's shores. kristen welker, nbc news, los angeles. >>> and now a reality check from our own chief medical editor, dr. nancy snyderman. i hold in my hand the pills we've been talking about. we have a run on these, despite a bunch of physicians telling people, don't take these just to take them. they're for exposure. >> i would urge every american who has bought them today to think about the money being spent better giving it to the japanese people. it gets into the thyroid gland, blocks the bad radiation and prevents thyroid cancer later on. that's what it's intended for, not after the fact. the concern is based on what you heard on this program. this radiation is not going to get to the california shore. it's not going to be necessary for people to take this. the concern right now is for those people in japan who are in the heart of it, who may be faced with radiation sickness. and those symptoms are the kinds of things we should worry about. nausea, vomiting, exhaustion, hair loss, skin cancers and a lo
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Mar 19, 2011 1:30pm EDT
of what all the chatter is about, nicole went down to the heart of america's financial district. this is wall street, home to the largest money market in the world the new york stock exchange. >>> behind these flag draped columns, billions of dollars change hands every working day. it's where fortunes have been made and lost in a seemingly endless cycle. >> founded in 1792, the new york stock exchange is one of the country's oldest institutions. it's home to over 2,000 companies. >> we provide individuals with opportunities to invest in companies and businesses that have great ideas! >> gordon brown has worked here for more than 40 years. >> he's even written a book for teens about investing. >> so where to? >> we're gonna go right over here and start in the main room. >> the stock exchange is a giant electronic marketplace. >> and in a marketplace you have buying and selling of goods much like going to a store, buying groceries and other things. well, that's what happens here. the new york stock exchange is the facility where this buying and selling takes place this is where the inve
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Mar 29, 2011 6:30pm EDT
grocery consumers of america say there is no link. we are also producing the safest possible product for our consumers. now an fda panel will decide whether food dyes are safe enough to remain on america's store shelves. >>> tonight, the fbi's trying to figure out how it is a bullet hole's been discovered in a usairways 737 that last flew from philly to charlotte yesterday. it was discovered upon landing. it was a .40 caliber round that penetrated the skin of the aircraft and found inside. it appears from the angle of the trajectory it entered the plane from above. there's no reason to believe it was anything other than a freak occurrence. >>> when we come back here tonight, our making a difference report on the people who sometimes beat the first responders in their rush to help. for more complete oral care. ♪ it works in six different ways to restore enamel, strengthen teeth, freshen breath, help prevent cavities, and kill bad breath germs for a whole mouth clean. so go beyond the brush with listerine® total care. the most complete mouthwash. and for visibly whiter teeth, try li
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Mar 29, 2011 4:30am EDT
making news early today in america. in colorado, two men trying to rob a convenience store got a big surprise. security video shows one man pointing a gun to a customer's head. but when he goes to the counter, the 24-year-old clerk lungs for the gun and wrestles him to the floor. the clerk then escorts both suspects out of the door with what turns out to be a pellet gun. the two suspects have yet to be caught. >>> in texas, one person was killed when a pickup truck and a tanker truck collided on a hay in ft. worth. police say the pickup truck driver was going to wrong way on interstate 30 when colliding with the tanker, killing its driver. the driver of the pickup was severely injured. >>> in florida, a tragedy occurred at an air show when a plane fell from the sky and burst into flames, killing its 58-year-old pilot. federal investigators are looking into the cause of the crash. >>> and in michigan, one school had the day off. but it wasn't because of snow. but drivers arrived early monday morning to find a fleet of flat tires. so far, there is no word on who let the air out on more
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Mar 11, 2011 7:00am EST
and it shall. >> south america. >> she was mentioning that it's about six feet. people thinking that's a good time to surf. >> it isn't. >> the water comes in low and as it hits the continental shelf the wave grows and speeds up. it is very, very dangerous. stay away from that. we have a check of the morning's top stories. hey, natalie. >> good morning. while participates of the west coast are under that tsunami watch this morning the northeast is dealing with massive flooding from a powerful storm. the weather channel's eric fisher is in new jersey. good morning, eric. >> reporter: good morning. the water is rising quickly here. we have already moved a couple hundred yards this morning from the starting position a couple hours ago. this neighborhood under a mandatory evacuation order and the water continues to rise. for many this is going to be the start of what will be a very long day. with flood warnings from delaware through new england, rain-soaked towns throughout the northeast braced themselves for more. pennsylvania resident bob schultz planned to spend the night in his
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Mar 9, 2011 7:00am EST
million muslims living in america and they will be represented here including one member of congress who will testify. >> thank you very much. peter king is chairman of the house homeland security committee. good morning to you. >> good morning, meredith. >> let me ask you, the hearing hasn't even started yet and you are already being compared to joe mccarthy on a witch hunt. what's your mission? >> my mission frankly and simply is to show the extent of radi l radicalization within the muslim-american community being carried out by al qaeda. this is the same message the deputy national security adviser gave and said al qaeda changed the strategy and is attempting to radicalize the muslim-american community. i have said over and over again the overwhelming majority of muslim-americans are outstanding americans but al qaeda have had results. we saw the attempted subway bomber in new york, shahzad, the times square bomber, major hassan at ft. hood. the attorney general said he can't sleep because he's concerned about the radicalization going on in this country. you have a clip from secr
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Mar 24, 2011 3:05am EDT
guys a genius. >> steve: and they say america is number two. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: very nice. a woman in new mexico, you guys, is suing a chile's restaurant after she found a sewing needle in her food. the weird thing was, afterwards the cook came out and said -- ♪ i want my needle back needle back, needle back i want my needle back needle back, needle back ♪ ♪ i want my needle back needle back, needle back chili's needle ribs ♪ [ laughter ] ♪ choking heather [ laughter ] >> jimmy: and finally, this isn't good. nasa found over four grams of cocaine at the kennedy space center last week. in response, one astronaut was like -- [ intercom voice ] "houston, i'm like a total freaking rock star. winning, duh." [ laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: love the roots. thank you, guys. hey, guys, we have such a great show tonight but first, i want to mention an easy way to donate to the red cross, who is doing great work over in japan, just text "red cross" to 9099
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Mar 8, 2011 9:00am EST
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Mar 29, 2011 12:35am EDT
front, it's a two-toed sloth, found in south america. his name is chewbacca. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: chewbacca -- >> you know, like that noise -- [ wookiee sounds ] how -- do it. you know how they make the call? can you do chewbacca? >> jimmy: no. [ laughter ] >> well, he's like -- you know, he's cool. they do everything upside down. they hang upside down. they breathe upside down. they sleep upside down. >> jimmy: can i pet him? >> yeah, feel his back over there. he's like a giant ewok. it's like real bristly, like fur. >> jimmy: yeah. >> it's so cool. feed him a piece of corn. he loves corn. >> jimmy: he does? [ light laughter ] >> yeah, just put it right in front of his mouth. watch this. he'll go to town on it. [ audience aws ] [ light applause ] isn't that awesome? >> jimmy: yeah, he's really like -- he's calm and -- >> yeah, he's just so neat. nothing like me. now -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: oh, yeah. >> oh yeah, that's a little -- [ audience aws ] no, it's not aw. no. they're very slow moving, but they go up and they try to rip your face off. now, they -- [ laughter ] psych. th
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Mar 1, 2011 12:00pm EST
vote expected on the debt ceiling, and whether or not america can continue to pay off its debt as we get close to the limit. experts say it could happen in a month. >> the following new zealand's deadly earthquake, rescue crews are still searching for the missing, but one piece of good news came from the tragedy -- historic documents have been discovered inside of a statue that toppled. the mayor of christchurch says there was a hand-written document to >> that will be, i hope, a symbol of our attention to re-in which the condition of our father of -- founders -- to understand their words, and to honor, not just those who founded this place, but those who have given their lives. >> museum experts are examining what was inside. there is still much more to come. a family is safe after being stuck in the snow. how they passed the time. also, details on how you can save a few bucks on your medication. we are here to answer your plants and garden in questions. -- plant and gardening questions. >> clear skies are expected over the next couple of days because of b why is roman meal bread nu
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Mar 10, 2011 4:30am EST
making news early today in america. in florida, the world's most traveled spaceship ended its career with stellar stats, 148 million miles, 39 missions. nasa will shut down the shuttle program after "endeavour" and "atlantis" complete their final mission peps. >>> also in florida, employees at a fast food restaurant had on duck for cover when a customer became enraged after she thought someone spit in her food. she began throwing breakfast sandwiches and condiments. police later arrested her on assault charges. >>> finally, in north carolina, ralph the pelican is back in the u.s. after strong winds sent the bird off course, she spent the last six months in canada being rehabilitated. she's expected to be released into the wild early this summer. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is meteorologist ginger zee from chicago. she has your forecast. good morning, ginger. talk about a wild day yesterday. more expected today, as well, right? >> exactly. not only flooding, but storms, too. you have the storms you heard about earlier in this forecast. the red represents
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Mar 24, 2011 4:30am EDT
purchase. on the down side, financials fell after the federal reserve rejected bank of america's plan to increase its dividend because it failed to pass the fed's stress tests. another drag on the day, sales of new homes plunged 17% in february to the lowest on record. more fallout from japan's disasters. toyota says a shortage of japanese made parts will likely impact production at one or more of its north american plants. keep an eye on research in motion. the blackberrymaker reports earnings after the bell. >>> finally, here is one movie you probably won't be renting anytime soon. yesterday a modern art festival in helsinki was set to screen what it believes is the world's longest film with a running time of 240 hours. that means they will still be screening it this time next week. thanks but no thanks. >>> coming up, the magic cast a spell over the knicks, the grizzlies gobble the shamrocks and some last-second heroics for the ducks. >>> plus, detroit looks to quench the heat. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> the storm system that brought wild weather to
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Mar 28, 2011 6:30pm EDT
monday night, especially timely on a night when the president talks about america's military mission in another far-flung part of the world. many of america's military, active duty, are also parents deployed far from home. nbc's kevin tibbles reports tonight from the great state of minnesota on one group that makes a difference by keeping the kids on the ice. >> reporter: in the game of hockey, the blue line is the last line of defense. protecting it helps ensure victory. just as protecting a way of life at home helps the families of those serving overseas. sandra hyman's husband is in afghanistan. >> my son really gets it. the other day he was talking about how he was worried that daddy was going to get hurt by a bad guy. >> reporter: in hockey-mad minnesota, defending the blue line is a program that helps ensure children don't have to quit just because mom or dad is away. >> oh, he scores! >> we're doing everything we can to make sure that their kids stay on the ice. >> reporter: kids are provided transportation, training, even equipment. >> these are brand new. >> yep. >> reporter
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Mar 1, 2011 5:00am EST
own people. >> they love me. >> america's ambassador to the united nations called gaddafi delusional. >> when he can laugh and talk to international journalists while he is slaughtering his own people, it underscores how unfit he is to lead and how disconnected he is from reality. >> the pentagon said the u.s. military is moving air and naval forces closer to libya. >> making sure all options remain on the table for us. >> the international committee contemplates imposing a no-fly zone. >> it is time for gaddafi to go. >> secretary clinton said teams have been dispatched to libyas borders with tunisia and egypt. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> protests continue against the government in the yemen. hundreds of female protesters have joined. they are calling for the president to step down. the women paid homage to those who have been killed. medical officials said troops opened fire and killed of least four and wounded more than 40. more protests, this time in all moman. six people were reportedly killed. this was in a northern industrial town. there were signs of backing down by the p
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